WhereGallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala
CategoryModern & Contemporary Art
June 4, 2013
October 27, 2013
With the exhibition 1963 e Dintorni – Nuovi segni, nuove forme, nuove immagini (1963 and Surroundings – New signs, new forms, new images) the Gallerie d’Italia Piazza Scala looks back 50 years to the year 1963.
The exhibition consists of a core of 30 works from the collection Intesa Sanpaolo and gives the visitor an overview of the direction in which the Italian contemporary art was going in 1963.
That year was not only of political importance worldwide – with the Cold War at its highpoint, U.S. President John F. Kennedy being killed in Dallas, and the economic growth slowing down for the first time after World War II – but also of particular importance to the arts and culture in Italy.
Artists formed groups like the “Scuola di Piazza del Popolo” in Rome (with Schifano, Lombardo, Mambor, Festa, Angeli, Maselli), responsible for the rise of Pop Art in Italy, and the “Gruppo Uno” (with Biggi, Carrino, Frascà, Pace, Santoro and Uncini) proponing the idea of painting related to the theory of perception, and suggesting a different function of the artist within society.